The all-rounder series for use with a wide range of products. The Schröder injector can be instantly recognised by its hygienic design and the proven, robust drive concept. Available with two manifold variants (needle number and position), always equipped with retraction block (for bone-in products) and optional tenderising block. The variable filter concept can be flexibly adapted to any brine conditions. With its three performance classes of 3 t, 4 t and 6 t of fresh meat per hour*, the optimal machine type can always be found for the production of pork, beef and poultry products.
*Calculated assuming approx. 35 kg/m²
IMAX SMARTline controller
The modern 7“ multicolour touch panel is embedded into the machine base at a 15° angle. This position not only facilitates operation, it also provides reliable protection against damage. The intuitive user interface of the controller provides guidance through the program and guarantees safe, practical use. For an optimal injection result, the most important functions can be accessed quickly and directly on the touch surface and can be adjusted individually.
These include setting the pump performance, the speed and the selection of the type of injection (1-way / 2-way injection) or the activation of the flushing operation. A highlight of the controller is the integrated recipe management, which allows all injection parameters to be stored in up to 25 recipes. They can then be quickly and easily opened using the recipe menu. To check proper machine operation, the warnings, alarms and machine states of the recent days can be viewed in the operating history.
Pump and brine supply
The stainless steel rotary pumps for the SMARTline are always on-board, for 400SL/600SL installed hanging for hygienic reasons, making possible residue-free brine emptying of the machine. To adjust the injection rate, the pump performance can be set precisely using the frequency converter, thus making it possible to exactly set the brine quantity in the product. The external brine supply connected to the pump is freely accessible and can be removed completely with just a few simple steps. Cleaning and inspection of the brine supply are thus completed in just minutes.
Stripper plate position
The stripper plate position, which can be adjusted in several steps, makes it possible to adapt to different product heights up to 170 mm. The setting is easily performed in a matter of seconds, thus allowing for an extremely fast product change. The applied pneumatic strip off pressure is freely selectable – regardless of whether light or heavy muscle pieces, all are reliably and gently released by the needles.
The standard needle retraction represents a safe protection mechanism for both the product and the brine needles. Each needle is separately retracted by using air pressure. Due to the retraction, the brine flow of the individual needles is stopped and thus the formation of brine pockets in the areas around the bones is prevented. The pneumatic pressure can be adjusted individually for different products. For easy access to remove the needles, the retraction block can be folded away.
For mechanical treatment of certain pieces of muscles, the SMARTline injectors can be equipped with an optional needle tenderiser. The increase in quality when using a needle tenderiser is reflected in:
- Faster diffusion of additives
- Reduction of brine pockets in connective tissue
- Homogeneous reddening
- Increased tenderness
- Faster massaging and tumbling times
For use with bone-in products, the needle tenderiser can also be equipped with a retraction system.